Ranger Exes Memorial - Historic Texas Old Bankhead Highway in Texas

Bankhead Highway The Bankhead Highway was one of the earliest transcontinental highways during the early 1900s. The two-lane highway crossed almost 850 miles of Texas from Texarkana to El Paso. Named after John Bankhead, U.S. Senator of Alabama, and nicknamed Main St. USA, Dixie Overland Highway, and Broadway of America. The route over the years has changed and segments abandoned. Many parts were renamed Hwy-80 & then US-180. The now historic road still has remains of bridges, hotels, diners, & buildings dating back to the 20s. Photos by Webmaster.

Towns included on the Texas route:

TEXARKANA REDWATER MAUD NAPLES COOKVILLE MT. VERNON - Magnolia/Mobil Gas Station at 201 US-67 & visitor center WEAVER SULPHUR SPRINGS GREENVILLE - Sinclair Gas Station at 2211 Stonewall St. & Auto Sales at 2401 Johnson St. ROWLETT old Bankhead Highway bridge in Rowlett Old Bankhead Highway bridge mostly submerged in Lake Ray Hubbard east of Rowlett. GARLAND Bankhead Highway State historical marker "Bankhead Hwy in Garland" located in downtown. Bankhead Vintage Car Tour in 2016 DALLAS GRAND PRAIRIE ARLINGTON - state historical marker on corner of Division St. & Center St. FORT WORTH ALEDO - a road about three miles long & south of the Interstate is named Bankhead Hwy on the map. This is the longest still-named segment of the highway in Texas. There is a Bankhead Hwy historical marker at FM-1187, N. of Aledo. WEATHERFORD Bankhead Celebration in 2016 MINERAL WELLS - The Baker Hotel PALO PINTO STRAWN old Bankhead Hotel in Strawn The Bankhead Hotel on N. Front St. RANGER Historical marker & old Bankhead Hwy State historical marker "Bankhead Hwy through Eastland Cty" located at the new west rest stop on Ranger Hill with the remains of the old Bankhead Hwy running behind it Remains of Air Cafe/Truck Stop Service Station & old Bankhead Hwy Remains of Air Cafe/Truck Stop Service Station & old Bankhead Hwy running in front of it EASTLAND Remains of old Bankhead Hwy in Eastland Remains of old Bankhead Hwy located near Main St. & Interstate 20. CISCO PUTNAM BAIRD Bankhead Historical Marker in Baird County historical marker on the lawn of the courthouse at 4th & Market St. ALBANY CLYDE ABILENE - Abilene (tourist) Courts, 633 S. 11th., build in 1930 & served the travelers along the Bankhead route. SWEETWATER BIG SPRING MIDLAND ODESSA MONAHANS PECOS VAN HORN SIERRA BLANCA FORT HANCOCK SCOCORRO EL PASO